American a cappella group Pentatonix has been lighting up the music scene ever since they won the 3rd season of NBC’s The Sing-Off back in 2011. With $200,000 worth of prize money in their pocket and a recording contract with Sony Music, the group lasted longer than the show that brought them fame and fortune, which was cancelled in 2014.
As it happens, they definitely weren’t. They’ve moved from strength to strength since, proving that they’re capable of wowing the music scene for a long time yet. Perhaps it’s the cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s iconic classic ‘sound of silence’that truly pays testament to their ability.
A thousand groups and one have attempted their hand at covering the song, however not many do as such in a way that leaves crowds speechless. Obviously, PTX aren’t only any standard band, and they by one way or another figured out how to weave five voices to get the best out of a melody composed for two …
The line-up, presently consisting of Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, Scott Hoying and Matt Sallee, is bursting at the seams with talent. Anybody questioning that need look no further than the song beneath.
Although tickets for the 2019 Pentatonix World Tour just went on sale, their beatboxing is one step ahead of their soon-to-be worldwide stage. The talented a cappella group gained worldwide fame for their amazing covers of Christmas classics and more modern tunes. But, the latest and greatest song in their repertoire is making waves as the best version of “The Sound of Silence” to come out since heavy metal band Disturbed famously brought out the song’s much darker tones.
Bear in mind that creating a buzz around a cover of “The Sound of Silence” is no easy thing to accomplish these days. Disturbed’s heavy metal cover became a viral hit for its totally different spin on the classic, while a multitude of talented performers and bands have tried to do the same thing.
As usual, Pentatonix delivers so much more than an amazing cover of a much-loved classic. There’s a reason why they’re still a major player in the music industry. Their haunting performance will not only give you goosebumps, it’ll make your heart sing.
Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think:
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